If some cities have clichés that stick to their skin, the first place in the ranking of French cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants where it rained most often in 2022 creates a surprise!

The clichés have a hard tooth… We think it rains non-stop in Brittany. And yet, the city in France with the highest rainfall in 2022 is not located in Brittany or in any region of northern France, but indeed in the south-west! Discover our Linternaute.com ranking of the most frequently watered French cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants last year, based on the rainfall volume recorded last year:

The city of Bayonne, located in the southwest of the country, is known for being sunny in summer, but it must be believed that it can easily be rainy in the other months of the year, recording an annual average of 1,158 millimeters rainfall, which puts it at the top of the ranking of the rainiest French cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants. Another city in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region is present in this top: Pau, in 6th place, with 900 millimeters of annual precipitation.

The only Breton representative of the top 10 rainiest cities in France is the city of Brest, often mocked for its gray days and its Breton drizzle. It is indeed in good (or bad) place of this ranking since 2nd. Let the Bretons rest assured, and in particular the Rennais, Lorientais or Vannetais, it is the only city in the region to appear in this top of the municipalities of more than 50,000 inhabitants.

The Hauts-de-France region also defies the clichés by not appearing before the 7th place in the ranking, with the city of Calais which records on average annual precipitation reaching 873.8 millimeters. “The average annual rainfall in mainland France ranges from 500